Which federal states in Germany are accepting Ukrainians in 2023: financial assistance and useful information for refugees
Ukrainians planning to receive temporary protection in Germany should note that not all federal states of the country continue to support refugees. Find out in more detail which countries are ready to accept Ukrainians, how to get from Ukraine to Germany and other useful information for immigrants
Six federal states of Germany continue to receive Ukrainians fleeing the war and forced to leave their country. We remind you how to get from Ukraine to Germany and what you need to know if you have arrived or are planning to go to this country.
Where in Germany are Ukrainians accepted?
The list of lands where Ukrainians are accepted and the addresses of the headquarters of assistance to refugees from Ukraine, where you can contact with any questions:
• Bayern: Ergolding - Schindlerstraße 19, 84030 Ergolding
• Baden Württemberg: Messe Sindelfingen - Mahdentalstraße 116, 71065 Sindelfingen
• Hessen: Gießen - Rödgener Straße 91, 35394 Gießen
• Sachsen: Meerane - Seiferetziger Schulweg 10, 08393 Meerane
• Thüringen: Suhl - Weidbergstraße 24-26, 98527 Suhl
• Saarland: Lebach - Pommernstraße 1, 66822 Lebach
How to get to Germany from Ukraine?
You can get to Germany by long-distance train from Poland, the Czech Republic or Austria. On odd numbers, a humanitarian train departs from Przemyśl in Poland to Germany, with the final stop in Hanover.
It is better to arrive in the country at three main stations - Hanover, Cottbus and Berlin. There are volunteers here who can give you the help you need, and there are also buses from these stations to refugee locations and other cities throughout Germany.
We will remind, "Ukrzaliznytsia" launched international flights to European countries. We talked about how to get to Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria and other European countries by rail here.
Rules of entry to Germany for refugees from Ukraine
Ukrainians can enter Germany without a visa. However, you can stay in the country without registration as a tourist for up to 90 days, then you must apply for temporary protection status.
Read more about the status of temporary protection in Germany and how to obtain it here.
What kind of financial assistance does Germany provide to Ukrainians?
Citizens of Ukraine who arrived in Germany after February 24, 2022 are considered refugees from the war. Therefore, they are equal to German citizens in terms of unemployment benefits. Unemployment benefits in Germany from January 1, 2023, amount to 449 euros.
Additional financial assistance can also be received by pregnant women, mothers or fathers raising a child on their own, etc.
Read more about financial payments to Ukrainians in Germany in this article.
Useful articles about life among refugees in Germany
Ukrainians who plan to or are already in the country should know all the important rules and information for a safe stay. In order to be knowledgeable in all aspects of life in Germany and to know your rights, we recommend reading the following materials:
• We talked about the basic rules of life, local features, behavior on the roads, rules for importing and staying with pets in Germany here.
• For what in Germany you can get a fine or even a prison term - read at the link.
• About how to save money on public transport and buy a discounted travel ticket - in our material.
• Food delivery, online shopping, train tickets, doctor's appointment, etc. - all in your phone. About smartphone applications that will make life easier for Ukrainian refugees in Germany - here.
• How to get a job legally in Germany and what punishments await illegal workers - find out at the link.
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